Just read this on the TSA page:
NO MATCHES OR LIGHTERS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED IN CHECKED BAGGAGE.
ONLY the following types of lighters (LIMIT 2) and matches (LIMIT 4 books) are allowed in CARRY-ON BAGGAGE, or ON YOUR PERSON:
Lighters fueled with liquefied gas (example, Bic™ lighters)
Lighters fueled with absorbed liquid (example, Zippo™ lighters)
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME MANUFACTURERS MAKE BOTH PROHIBITED AND PERMITTED LIGHTERS. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT WHETHER OR NOT YOUR LIGHTER OR MATCHES WILL PASS CHECKPOINT INSPECTION, WE RECOMMEND YOU LEAVE THE ITEM BEHIND, AND NOT INCLUDE IT IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS.
this is the link to that page:
Sorry but as I smoker I thought you should be aware,
all the best,